At the beginning of November we announced the Vancouver Mom Makeover Giveaway. It was a big one! Thanks to sponsors Fine Finds Boutique, Dee Kane of LURE Salon, Luxe Beauty Lounge, Mika Makeup, Tamarind Consulting and Yummy Mummy Makeovers, we had a prize package worth over $1300. We received over 130 entries, and we reviewed them all. Let me tell you, there are some very deserving moms out there. We truly wish we could give each and every one of you a makeover. But we had to choose just one winner, and today we’re thrilled to be able to congratulate Tina Bacon!
Makeover Winner Tina Bacon
Here’s what Tina had to say about herself in her contest entry:
I’m a wife, mom and small business owner. I’m a 40-year-old happy, easy-going kind of gal. I have a super supportive husband, identical twin daughters who are nine and a son who is four. I had breast cancer in 2006/2007 while I was pregnant with our third child. Thanks to amazing support from friends and family we made it through and I have just six months of medication left.
Next year is a year of milestones. It will be five years since I was diagnosed with cancer. It will also be our 20th wedding anniversary. For our 10th anniversary I was in BC Women’a awaiting the birth of our twins and for our 15th I was recovering from cancer treatment so for this one I’m hoping we can celebrate! I’d like to win this makeover [because] I really have no idea how to dress myself. My weight has not returned to pre-pregnancy and having had a mastectomy I only have half a cleavage. This makes things even trickier. I would love help!
You Never Expect to Win
When we asked Tina how it felt to win, she said, “I am so excited! When you send in an entry you don’t really expect to hear back so when I was contacted with the news it was so unexpected and so wonderful. I always envy the ladies who get to be on What Not To Wear and now I get to have my very own style experience. As a mom, a wife and a small business owner it gives me great relief to know that soon I will have the knowledge and tools to present myself confidently.”
The Pink Spatula
Tina’s business is called The Pink Spatula. It’s a dessert company born out of Tina’s life-long passion for baking. Her specialties are coffee house style sweets and handcrafted marshmallows. Her sweets make people smile and they taste the difference that passion makes. We’re glad to be making her smile, too. If you want to sample some of Tina’s treats (we certainly do), you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.
We’ll be catching up with Tina again, to hear about her makeover experience. We’d like to congratulate her again, and thank everyone who entered. Your entries made us laugh and cry, and really touched us. Each and every one of you deserves some pampering, and we hope you find a way to get some this holiday season.